EK is releasing Velocity, a new generation of CPU water blocks
After the reign of the Supremacy water block, which lasted for six years, its time go one step further! EK® Water Blocks, the leading premium water cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce the new generation of high-performance water blocks for popular AMD and Intel CPU sockets, the EK-Velocity. The new CPU water block will be available in a total of 14 versions, from intricate RGB models to simple minimalistic bare copper cold plate versions.
The new name “Velocity” was inspired by the necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liquid cooling. A high-performance CPU water block is no good if it’s too restrictive on the flow and bottlenecking your entire cooling loop. Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither of the two should be sacrificed for one another.
EK-Velocity, the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block, is featuring the 5th iteration of the award-winning EK® cooling engine which is further tweaked to perfection. Built upon a decade of experience in liquid cooling, EK® Velocity series CPU water blocks are a product of countless hours of simulations, research and market-leading engineering.
The water block was updated on the inside as much as it was redesigned on the outside. The changes led to a design that is simple, yet still striking and eye-catching. A new reinforced mounting bracket is introduced with smaller streamlined mounting screws. RGB versions of the block are equipped with 24 LEDs that are evenly surrounding the water block housing to create the most sophisticated lightning effect on water blocks so far. The simplified cooling engine brings performance optimizations through more efficient flow and also easier maintenance for users.
Modern design with wide-array of options specific to your demands. Manufactured out of purest copper available, that is further nickel plated or machined with precision for best possible contact and heat transfer. Detail piece with the notch is stylish and diffuses the light from LEDs if you choose the RGB version. The angular top piece comes in a variety of materials, from black POM Acetal or glass-like Acrylic to full Nickel, all made to simultaneously dazzle and perform.
New EK Velocity series CPU water blocks are compatible with all popular CPU sockets on the market. They feature a universal mounting mechanism that offers error-preventing, tool-less installation, supporting Intel 115x and Intel 20xx Sockets or AMD AM4 sockets, respective to the CPU block model.
Supported Intel Sockets are:
- LGA 1155
- LGA 1156
- LGA 1150
- LGA 1151
- LGA 2011
- LGA 2011-3
- LGA 2066
Supported AMD Sockets are:
The changes to the positions of the ports compared to the EK-Supremacy CPU blocks are minimal. The left-hand side “In” port has moved to the right for 3.7mm, while the “Out” port remained in the same position. The entire top surface of the EK-Velocity water block is 0.9mm lower than of the EK-Supremacy. With only these small changes, users can easily upgrade their existing hard tubing loop with the new water block.
Availability and pricing
The EK Velocity series water blocks are made in Slovenia, Europe, and are available for pre-order through EK Webshop and Partner Reseller Network. All pre-orders will start shipping on Monday, the 1st of October, 2018! In the table below you can see the manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) with VAT included.
|Name||MSRP (incl. VAT)|
|EK-Velocity – Copper + Plexi||69.90€|
|EK-Velocity – Copper + Acetal||69.90€|
|EK-Velocity – Nickel + Plexi||79.90€|
|EK-Velocity – Nickel + Acetal||74.90€|
|EK-Velocity RGB – Nickel + Plexi||89.90€|
|EK-Velocity RGB – Nickel + Acetal||89.90€|
|EK-Velocity RGB – Full Nickel||99.90€|
|EK-Velocity – AMD Copper + Plexi||69.90€|
|EK-Velocity – AMD Copper + Acetal||69.90€|
|EK-Velocity – AMD Nickel + Plexi||79.90€|
|EK-Velocity – AMD Nickel + Acetal||74.90€|
|EK-Velocity RGB – AMD Nickel + Plexi||89.90€|
|EK-Velocity RGB – AMD Nickel + Acetal||89.90€|
|EK-Velocity RGB – AMD Full Nickel||99.90€|